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Global Banquet: The Politics of Food

This food-for-thought film scrutinizes the insatiable appetite of the small, but mighty, circle of global food producers. Corporate globalization threatens the livelihoods of small farmers in the U.S. and depletes natural resources in developing countries. As greed dominates the world stage, its impact on the planet is becoming undeniably clear; free trade is a route to worldwide hunger despite an overabundance of food.
Online
2015; 2001
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Scientists Under Attack [electronic resource]: When Corporate Interests Control Research

According to some estimates, 95 percent of scientists conducting research in the field of genetic engineering are funded by agribusiness or related industries. What happens when researchers decide to work independently, steering clear of corporate influences? What are the consequences when scientific findings go against the interests of deep-pocket donors? This film profiles scientists who, based on rigorous investigation, have criticized the use of genetic modification and have been ostracized-some might say punished-for their conclusions. Viewers learn about the work of Dr. Ignacio Chapela, a Mexican biologist who faced a dubious public relations campaign against him and his Nature article on genetically modified maize, as well as the case of Dr. Arpad Pusztai, a Hungarian-born bio [...]
Online
2009
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The Future of Food

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Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
DVD
2007; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Chicken Stampede

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Chicken has become a global agribusiness, and the chicken in our super markets may have come from far away Thailand. The Chicken Stampede outlines the global forces that compete for a market in which 160,000 tons of chicken are consumed each day, worldwide. The U.S. and Europe used to be the leading suppliers, but this film shows that Thailand and Brazil are waging a fight to take over. Not surprisingly, politics plays a big role in the market. The World Trade Organization used its loans to persuade the Cameroon government to open its borders to imports. The result was that local farmers were put out of business. When Avian flu struck, the largest chicken company in Thailand, CPF, did not have to kill any of its birds, whereas thousands of family farms were wiped out by order of the [...]
Online
2007
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Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

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Red River, High noon, Gunsmoke--Westerns, where the bad guys sometimes won but never prevailed. Troublesome Creek is a Midwestern. It's the present day story of the Jordan family's struggle to save their Iowa farm. From crossing the Mississippi in 1867 to driving to Daddy date night in 1967. From fighting off the Crooked Creek Gang int eh 1880s to fighting off the bank today. Now, with their backs against the wall, the Jordans confront the very worst with their very best.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Future of Food

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Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fed Up!: Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture, and Sustainable Alternatives

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Using archival footage interspersed with interviews with farmers, scientists, government officials and activists, this video presents an overview of the American food production system and explores the unintentional effects of pesticides, the resistance of biotechnology companies to food labeling and the links between government officials and major biotechnology and chemical companies. It addresses many questions regarding genetic engineering, the Green Revolution, genetic pollution and modern pesticides.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Down and Out in America

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We live in a country that prides itself on the opportunities available to all. This film takes a hard look at the farmers who can't hold on to their land, the homeless and the 20 million Americans who still don't have enough to eat, and asks how long can we ignore the nightmare of poverty.
VHS
1987; 1985
Ivy (By Request)